Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

SEPTA cell phone thief is arrested

A serial SEPTA cell phone thief has been captured in Frankford, police say.


Reward offered for unsolved cop killing

In the history of the Philadelphia Police Department, there has been only one unsolved cop killing.


The beat goes on

If you’re old enough to remember the mullets, the Zubaz pants, the Kiss costumes or the time that Nick Casciano went on stage dressed like a Hooters girl, you already know that The Heartbeats are synonymous with fun.


Decades later…a death sentence denied

After 23 years, Pat Boyle and his family are still reliving the nightmare.


Stack requests state funding to redevelop Liddonfield

State Sen. Mike Stack has requested that Gov. Tom Corbett allocate funding from the state’s 2014 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program toward the former site of the Liddonfield Homes.


Somerton approves hotel expansion

A Somerton public house and hotel dating to the American revolutionary era is in store for some major changes.


Tacony woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her 18-month-old twins

A Tacony woman was sentenced to life in prison last week after a Philadelphia judge convicted her of murdering her twin toddlers in a dispute with the children’s father.


Man could face 20 to 40 years for starving parents

Nobody really knows what was on Thomas Houck’s mind as he idly watched his elderly father starve to death and his mother nearly do the same in late 2011.


Castor Gardens Wawa robbed for fifth time since October

Armed robbers have targeted the same Northeast convenience store five times since October, with the latest heist occurring early Monday morning, Philadelphia police say.


Crime log: January 15, 2014

Dec. 16 through 29